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    not sure if there is already a tread for this topic or not but what is everyone's favourite tv ad of all time
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      Happy 2013 to all my friends on Retro junk.

      Here is an an for Volkswagen that might be the best ad they ever aired on television, but it has many levels of meaning.

      Volkswagen's "1949 Auto Show" Ad...

      This ad first aired in 1969 to celebrate Volkswagen's 20th anniversary in the American car market since it's intro back in 1949 - when it sold just 2 cars in the USA that year. By 1969, VW was a cultural icon in the USA and around the world.

      But this ads greatest twist are the cars highlighted in the ad itself. Every car company mentioned in the "1949 Auto Show ad" was extinct by 1969, with the exception of the porthole sided Buick - but note that "Buick" was not mentioned by name.

      Another great feature of this ad is the appearance of game show host Wink Martindale for DeSoto, while McLane Stevenson is the spokesman for Packard.

      Notice how the Volkswagen spokesman states the advantages of VW engineering over hype as he stands alone, un-noticed by the crowds around the glitzy displays for all those car companies that went out of business!
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        one of my favourite adverts has to be one or two from now and it is the flash with febreze advert ever since I had seen the first one which started off The view from inside a cupboard is seen as a bottle of cleaning fluid and an air freshener discuss the properties of the 'Flash with Febreze Freshness' standing beside them. They are very disparaging as a woman takes it away to clean the kitchen floor and hob, and one of them advises that the Flash product leaves a freshness that lasts three times longer. They are both very sniffy about it
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          sharkbate wrote:
          one of my favourite adverts has to be one or two from now and it is the flash with febreze advert ever since I had seen the first one which started off The view from inside a cupboard is seen as a bottle of cleaning fluid and an air freshener discuss the properties of the 'Flash with Febreze Freshness' standing beside them. They are very disparaging as a woman takes it away to clean the kitchen floor and hob, and one of them advises that the Flash product leaves a freshness that lasts three times longer. They are both very sniffy about it


          I always get a kick outta ads for products from outside the USA. The only clip I can find for Flash with Febreze was from 2010 and the ad you mentioned must be newer than that.

          Flash with Febreze...




          Now here's an ad that I remember from 1967, but everybody says this is from the 70's, (I'm sure this is from 1967), the famous Calgon "Ancient Chinese Secret" ad.

          Calgon Water Softener...
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